Wednesday, November 9, 2011

World Bird Wednesday: Hardhead Duck & Mallard Duck

On one of my recent visits to the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens, I discovered a lone Hardhead amongst a large group of Pacific Black Ducks. The Hardhead is the only true diving duck found in Australia.






On this same visit, there was also a lone Mallard. The Mallard is not native to Australia and was introduced from the 1860's. Such stunning colours!





  

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17 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

wow, that hardhead is a gorgeous duck! such rich brown tones!

Springman said...

One can only speculate how the Hardheaded duck got it's name!
These are wonderful photos showing superb detail through out the entire series. Brilliantly taken! Thank you for sharing.
Cheers!

missing moments said...

Such a beautiful duck and your photos are awesome! Love the detail!

Pat Ulrich said...

Gorgeous shot of the ducks (especially the first one!) -- such a beautiful species.

holdingmoments said...

Excellent captures Liz.
I know the Mallard; we have lots here, but I've never heard or seen a Hardhead before.

Andrew said...

Lovely images of your beautiful birds..
I have just had a lovely browes around your blog and am now following.

Gary said...

Wow that hard headed is really something!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Filip Demuinck said...

The first duck has special eyes.

Greetings,
Filip

Carole Meisenhelter said...

enjoyed each of your photos from the botanic gardens. I've visited there many years ago; unfortunately it was a Boxing Day and it was SWELTERING:) Your ducks and most colourful and calming to see; lovely photography

heyBJK said...

Awesome shots, Liz! We have mallards galore. Their colors are great in the sunlight. I've never seen a Hardhead. I like the blue eyes.

Hilke Breder said...

Stunning photos of the Hardhead. Never heard of this duck before, but now I know. Thanks for sharing.

Nadege, said...

Wonderful images. That first one is amazing, great composition, colors and clarity.

Larry said...

Wow Liz, that Hardhead Duck is so cool. I love those warm brown and gold colors. Of course the Mallard has that beautiful plumage we get to see everywhere in the states but they are still special to me.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Beautiful captures Liz.

Tracey N. said...

Both ducks are beautiful. I especially love that first shot of the hardhead. Beautiful bird.

Arija said...

I had not seen , or at least consciously seen, a hardhead duck before. Thank you for posting this one. The mallards are pretty aren't they?

Joop Zand said...

Lovely pictures with nice colors.

Bye from holland, Joop

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